Barham Fire Update: Hollywood Hills Blaze 95% Contained

Cause of fire “remains under active investigation,” Los Angeles Fire Department says

Last Updated: November 12, 2019 @ 8:15 AM

The Barham Fire is now 95% contained, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in an update Monday night.

The remaining 5% of the fire is currently inaccessible to firefighters due to treacherous terrain, LAFD said, but the affected area has “undergone extensive mop up,” and crews began to pick up equipment left at the scene during the afternoon. A patrol unit will remain overnight to monitor the blaze. Remaining lane closures will be lifted once both lanes of Forest Lawn drive can be used, the department said.

The cause of the fire, which has burned 80 acres, remains “under active investigation.”

The fire, which broke out Saturday afternoon in a section of the Hollywood Hills just north of the Warner Bros. studio lot and just east of Universal Studios, never threatened any structures and no civilians were injured, though a firefighter was sent to the hospital after receiving non-life threatening injuries late Saturday night.

LAFD never ordered formal evacuations, though it did at one point urge nearby residents to shelter in their homes. On Saturday afternoon Warner Bros. evacuated its studio lot as a “precautionary measure”.

“We thank the community for heeding the road closures and driving safe while in the vicinity of emergency personnel,” the LAFD said in a statement.

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